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Life in Anderson Tower
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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks
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Preparing for a College Interview
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Humanities for Your Working Life
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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
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Make Every Day “Day 1″
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My Evening Downtown
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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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Rochester Made Me a Leader
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8 Things I’ve Learned in My First Month at Rochester

Life in Anderson Tower

Hello, everyone! Now that we’re well into the fall semester, I think this is a great time to introduce you all to my new home for this semester, Anderson Tower! Located “behind” the baseball field and Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls, Anderson is one of three towers that make up Jackson Court. My three favourite[…]

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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 The humanities imbued the fifth annual MEL Talks at Meliora Weekend this year. The MEL Talks are a series of research presentations by Rochester alumni and faculty, which showcase Rochester’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create—and of course, to make the world ever better. This was my first[…]

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Preparing for a College Interview

As you’re narrowing down your choices for college applications, you may start visiting campuses and want to learn more about your top few. An interview is an exciting part of the college application process, and I would definitely recommend incorporating one into any college tours you take, if available. Interviews can certainly be nerve-wracking. I’ll be[…]

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Humanities for Your Working Life

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know Rochester students and alumni have access to first-class resources for career development? The hub of this is the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center. Staff at the Greene Center see themselves as mentors. Students can make appointments with advisors who are equal parts “educators, connectors,[…]

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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 As a research university, Rochester prides itself on its abundant opportunities available to undergrads. However, the amazing research conducted here in the humanities is often overshadowed by the flashy research in the natural sciences. Humanities research may be less appreciated or less understood by the general public, but it[…]

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Make Every Day “Day 1″

Never in my life did I expect to be seated in a coffee shop in downtown Rochester. To be exact, I am doing my MATLAB (matrix laboratory) homework for my audio and music engineering class while waiting to go to my piano class at the Eastman School of Music. Busy busy busy, buzz, buzz, buzz, Meliora,[…]

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My Evening Downtown

Rochester Fringe Festival Last month, my friends and I attended an event hosted by the Rochester Fringe Festival. The festival is one of the most highly attended fringe festivals in the United States, garnering more than 63,000 attendees. The festival lasts for a little more than a week, with dozens of performances held on a daily basis. We[…]

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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting a high school senior named Emma on campus. She spent a Wednesday night and Thursday morning with me to get a feel for college life at the University of Rochester. We tried our best to check out the details of our campus while also experiencing a “normal”[…]

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Rochester Made Me a Leader

by Suman Kumar, Class of 2019 I am a junior studying mechanical engineering, but I have always had interests in the fields of development and international relations. Many people don’t see the connection between engineering and international relations. At the University of Rochester, students are encouraged to think about the overlap between fields that seem[…]

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8 Things I’ve Learned in My First Month at Rochester

Going to college can be a pretty unnerving experience because of all the uncertainty that accompanies it. I remember having trouble sleeping the night before I left home because I didn’t know what to expect at Rochester. Since then, I like to think I’ve gotten wiser. I thought I’d impart some of that knowledge to anybody[…]

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